Too sleepy to pray

The little bird now waits in his nest

To sing the coming day,

Bathed and washed in the light,

Anointed with the ointment

Of a hundred thousand loving rays

That were once but one,

Making home of the earth

With colors that are not of the world—

Never speaking, only singing

With wings outstretched to the sun.

– Frank Watson

Florida Sunset With Pelican

© 2014, Frank Watson, All rights reserved


Jamie Dedes is a Lebanese-American poet and free-lance writer. She is the founder and curator of The Poet by Day, info hub for poets and writers, and the founder of The Bardo Group, publishers of The BeZine, of which she was the founding editor and currently a co-manager editor with Michael Dickel. Ms. Dedes is the Poet Laureate of Womawords Press 2020 and U.S associate to that press as well. Her debut collection, "The Damask Garden," is due out fall 2020 from Blue Dolphin Press.